“I hate how much weight I’m gaining.” “My stomach looks terrible.” “These stretch marks are gross.” “I look like a whale.” “I’m going to hide under my clothes until I give birth.” These are a few sentences I heard from … Continue reading To: The Pregnant Mama, Take The Picture
Here I am, laying on the couch with a baby asleep in my arms and another asleep on my legs, I’m in heaven. Motherhood can be difficult but at times like these I’m grateful that I can experience it. Anaís … Continue reading 12 Wishes I Have for My Daughters:
Happy New Year! We welcomed another year and began a new decade this morning at 12 am and this past decade was a wonderful learning experience that brought joy, love, pain, perspective, and new life into my corner of the … Continue reading I Don’t Have A New Year Resolution for 2020
It’s official princess, you’ve been chillin’ with us earth-side for half a year! Mama began planning your first birthday party yesterday. I’m overjoyed to see what new things you will learn, discover, and experience before you hit that big 12 month mark! However, I am in no rush for you to grow up. If there’s one thing I learned from raising your sister it’s that time is fleeting and before I know it, you’ll be a sassy, independent lady who wants to do it all. Where do I begin? We are still exclusively breastfeeding *fist pumps* and you have no … Continue reading Happy Six Months, Katya!
The holiday season is my absolute favorite because folks are friendlier, ‘it’s the season of giving, the air is cool and calm, we’re all bundled up in our coziest clothing, sipping delicious holiday inspired drinks in festive cups, and let’s … Continue reading 35 Things I Am Thankful For in 2019
I saw mothers in TV shows, movies, at the mall, at restaurants, and on social media breastfeeding their babies, and I thought to myself, “How beautiful is it that she’s able to feed her baby from her own body?” There … Continue reading My Breastfeeding Journey with Katya: Why I Went Dairy, Soy, and Egg Free
When you become a parent, you unearth a love like no other and you discover that your heart can live outside of your body. A mother’s love is protective, brave, fiery, animalistic, and I take my role as a mother … Continue reading I Put My Husband Before Our Kids, Because Their Happiness Depends on Ours
Are you constantly checking your phone? Looking at your likes and comments? Checking the news or the weather? Did you pick your phone up to check the time but got distracted by something else and had to pick it up … Continue reading Logging Off Is The Best Decision You Will Ever Make
Am I a good mother? I have been repeatedly asking myself this question for months. Parenting two babies is heavy and difficult to navigate because they both have their own needs, wants, and require different parts of me.⠀⠀ My patience has been shorter and so has my temper, I feel stretched too thin. I broke down at least three times over the past few months, hearing both of my kids cry at the same time and having to take care of one before the other has brought me to my knees more than once. I feel guilty, how can ones … Continue reading Am I A Good Mother?
Did you know that SIDS is the third leading cause of infant mortality? There are approximately 2,500 infants who die from SIDS in the United States, yearly. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome can occur between one month to one year of age, but most deaths occur between two to four months of age. Scientists and medical professionals haven’t discovered the exact cause of SIDS but they have some ways that us parents may be able to prevent it. How terrifying is that? Not knowing is one of my biggest fears as a parent. After the birth of my first daughter, Anaís, … Continue reading Breathe Away Your Anxiety with Smart Beat